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Isabella Ribeiro

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Last summer I experienced my very first GUADEC, the GNOME Users And Developers European Conference!

Poster outside of venue. Photo Credit: Oliver Propst CC BY-SA 3.0 (via

To be more specific, it was on August 12 – 14 and took place in the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology at Karlsruhe, Germany. I had my first person-to-person experience of what a FOSS community is, almost all that people that I chatted-with during the Outreachy was there!

GUADEC 2016. Photo Credit: Bin Li CC BY-SA 2.0 (via flickr)

The wide range of talks was surprising. I attended to tech-talks, FOSS community talks, security talks, UI talks, documentation talks, the annual GNOME reports and a free art talk. The organisation was remarkable, they planned everything very carefully, fast tackled eventual problems and left some space for even the most exceptional details (ice cream van! :D).

I had a chance to live-discuss ideas for some upcoming features of Polari, with Florian, Rares and Bastian.

We had some evening activities as well, my favorite one was a cozy women's dinner where we openly shared perspectives, interests and experiences not only about the FOSS community.

Women's dinner. Photo Credit: Nuritzi Sanchez CC BY-SA 2.0 (via flickr)

If you want have a taste of GUADEC for yourself, there are talks are available here. Looking forward to the next year! Thanks GNOME for sponsoring me!